Friendly chicken breeds
I'm curious to hear what
those of you who keep pastured chickens think about the importance of
friendliness. Our flock is changing drastically this year, from a
near monoculture of Golden Comets (with one White Cochin) to a diverse array of Black
Australorps, Cuckoo Marans, and Light Sussex. We
chose the first and last breed for their reputed foraging abilities
(and they seem to be living up to the hype) and the Marans for their
broodiness. Our plan is to eat our ancient Golden Comets in a
week or two and go into winter with a young flock ready to churn out
the eggs and raise their own babies next year.
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